Elma H George

September 13, 1916 - August 28, 2008

09/13/1916 - 08/28/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Friday August 29, 2008
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Saturday August 30, 2008
Cornerstone Baptist Church
1500 Sewells Point Road
Norfolk, VA
Directions
Additional Information:

Family will be meeting at the church for reception after the graveside.

Service
Saturday August 30, 2008
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cornerstone Baptist Church
1500 Sewells Point Road
Norfolk, VA
Directions
Cemetery
Saturday August 30, 2008
2:30 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Service
Cornerstone Baptist Church
1500 Sewells Point Road
Norfolk, VA
Directions
Additional Information:

Family will be meeting at the church for reception after the graveside.

Virginia Beach; Elma Harris George, 91, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Virginia Beach.

She was born September 13, 1916 in Grandy, NC the daughter of the late Gettis Harris and Ruth Mercer Harris and her step-mother, Myra S. Harris. Mrs. George was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Leon Wesley George.

A charter member of Fox Hall Baptist Church in Norfolk, now Cornerstone Baptist Church. Mrs. George was elected as a deaconess and was a member of the Dorcas Bible Class. She served as YWA leader, Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher and Women’s Missionary Group leader. She also volunteered as a Pink Lady at DePaul Hospital and was honored for her service with her one thousand hour pin. As a team, she and Leon delivered Meals on Wheels in Norfolk for many years.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth L. George, Sr. and his wife Dean of Chesapeake, VA; two daughters, Sylvia G. Witherspoon and her husband Larry of Carrollton, VA and Yvonne G. Glass and her husband Doug of Virginia Beach; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She is also survived by sisters, Frances W. Moore of Chesapeake, VA and Gloria H. Poyner and her husband Louis of Water Lily, NC as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her sisters, Ruby H. Pierce and Hazel H. Dale, her brother Gettis Harris, Jr., stepsister, Nellie S. Steadman, stepbrother, J.S. Snow and stepson, R. Harvey George.

A funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, corner of Princess Anne and Sewells Point Roads, by the Reverend Fred Braswell. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1500 Sewells Point road, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Charles W. Owens
8 years ago

Family of Elma Harris George:

My deepest smypathy. May God sustain

you today,tomorrow and in the days

to come. Our prayers and thoughts

are with you. God bless and keep you. Charles W. Owens, Reunion Chairman, High School Classes of

1930 – 1945, Poplar Branch/Griggs

High Schools, Poplar Branch, N. C.

Judy Steadman
8 years ago

Gloria sent me the newspaper clipping about Elma. I am so sorry. She was a fine lady. Just can’t believe she was 91!! Seems like just yesterday we were all at Granny’s. All of you take care. Judy and Martha

Kenneth Baum
8 years ago

Hi. I worked with Kenny for many years.

I wish to add condolences and say “May she rest in peace.” My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Yvonne Wood
8 years ago

I am grateful to have had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. George and she, as was Mr. George, will be missed greatly, but how wonderful it was for her children and grandchildren to have had her with them for 91 years. Yvonne, you are in my prayers as is your family and I miss you.

Love,

Yvonne

Michelle Bradford
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss and know how badly she will be missed. Not many families showed as much dedication and unconditional love as yours. She was a lovely beautiful woman. God bless.

Barbara & Jim
8 years ago

We remember you as the grandest Lady we have ever known.

The most pure of heart and sweetest of all the women we have ever known.

Elma, you were always my mentor.

We miss you but we can see you and

Leon hand and hand wondering the streets of heaven. Excited and thrilled by each new thing.